Cold Rain & Snow, Black Throated Wind, Mississippi Half Step, Mexicali Blues, Sugaree, El Paso, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Playin' In The Band, Casey Jones Promised Land, He's Gone, Me & My Uncle, You Win Again, Greatest Story Ever Told, Ramble On Rose, Dark Star-> Comes A Time, Sugar Magnolia, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Stella Blue, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away, E: One More Saturday Night
nearly complete; updated info: Master Soundboard Reel > PCM> DAT > ZA2 > CDR x2; DAT seed via Jeff Tiedrich, original DAT>CD transfer by David Hollister; subsequent CD remastering and SHN by Scott Clugston; see info file and pub comments for notes
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
December 3, 2007 Subject:
Yer Loud, Yer Loud!!
Weir: "Turn me up Bear. I ... hope it won't be too loud."
P.A. : ">>> Screeech <<<" (P.A. squeals into obnoxious feedback which induces patrons to run toward the exits)
Remaining Patrons:(screaming from off stage) "Louder!!"
Garcia (To Weir): "Yer already too louder!"
Much rumination and offstage chatter ensue with Weir actually screaming at Bear to turn up his guitar.
Lesh: "And this is rendered at the discretion of our vaunted panel tonight."
Endless discussions and arguments prevail.
"Bring her out." Someone shouts.
And then Donna Jean gets introduced:
Playing In The Band.
Garcia, Weir and Lesh never publicly admitted it, but their sound was largely inspired by the Kingston Trio. And that is precisely what one would perceive when after getting in congress with this recording; all Kingston Trio in essence.
except, uh, the middle part of Casey Jones is cut.
The rest is diamond cut glass.
Bear finally figured it out and raided the hen house.
July 15, 2007 Subject:
one of the best Oregon shows i've heard from 1972 It's cool they way it's recorded and I'm glad that the fans cooperated when they were told to get out of the isles and sit down or this show might have been as good.
May 11, 2007 Subject:
This is a great show from 72 with a great setlist, however the squeaking of the mic throughout is a little annoying. I block it out though with the music, and the sweet sound of Jerry and Bob. Great Show!
March 27, 2006 Subject:
It must be me....
I think this show sounds awesome. Yeah the vocals are bit in your face, but man how nice is to hear the clarity of those guys. I'm just grateful that we get to hear this still....
June 21, 2005 Subject:
sounds damn good to me
couple of petty complaints on the sound below personally ive listen to probably 70 percent on this site(grateful dead)...welll.. 91 and before that is.... this is good sound quality very good , happy to hear the vocals on in front like that....not really something out of the norm... its how it supposed to sound .. never question doctor flashback his opionion is gold
March 4, 2005 Subject:
no no no, this is the one
nothin wrong with the speed on this recording, and sounds just as nice as the alternate version of this date here. Plus the full greatest story ever told (good one, was pissed when it cut out in the middle of the jam on the other version.
Happy to see the full one here!
January 22, 2005 Subject:
Good But Go Elsewhere First
There's nothing bad about this show. However, the I must warn that the tape speed is slightly slow. Maybe it won't bug you (because it's not THAT slow), but it does bug me. When Jerry doesn't sound right, I don't feel right.
Having said that, the first 2/3 of this show are fine but unspectacular. No sweet little nuggets like Candyman, Friend of the Devil, Ripple, or Bird Song. Just the common fare like Sugaree and Mexicali Blues. Knowhati'msaying?
The Dark Star is beautiful. In fact, this is where the show picks up. Starting this show from DS onward would provide you with a nice little evening at home. Comes a Time, Stella Blue, and NFA>GDTRFB>NFA are all nice.
Download this for occassional listening, but don't expect the beauty of the East Coast shows later in the season, such as Philadelphia, Baltimore or Jersey City. Or even the late-autumn tour of the midwest, like Wichita or Austin.
Be happy, good people.
August 21, 2004 Subject:
This is a really nice show however I find the vocal mix is way to up-front for my tastes. Especially when they get together with harmonies, the music just gets buried. Maybe it's just a matter of personal taste but I have a hard time listening to this one for that reason, especially considering how many other great shows there are to choose from.
July 11, 2004 Subject:
I once had a dream where a man handed me the keys to a CD store and said - "here, go get as many as you want, free!". We are all still pinching ourselves here at LAMA, but,incredibly the dream has now come true! Finally, classic shows like this one can be widely shared, and some of the younger Deadheads can see what us older farts are talking about when it comes to shows like 7/26. I hesitate to give this one 5 stars, to be fair, since there are so many great Euro and fall 72 shows. Plus,I'm not too crazy about the setlist. Some great 72 songs like Cumberland, Bird Song and FOTD aren't here. And You Win Again might have been a Candyman instead. But hey, who's complaining? There are parts of this show that certainly deserve 5 stars, the Dark Star is one of the best for 1972, with long spacy jams and artistic interplay between Keith and Jerry. Some Dark Stars might seem to be chaotic noodling. Not this one. It's as if the band is slowly creating a sonic 3 dimensional painting with sound over 30 minutes. They actually manage to sing BOTH verses by the way. Belongs in the Dark Star museum for sure. Also of note is the somewhat rare Cold Rain, a great Half Step,He's Gone and a gorgeous Stella Blue. After the Euro shows, this is one of the first you should grab for 1972. Timeless!!
Dr. Flashback ;-)
April 19, 2004 Subject:
stunning sound, great show
Just simply gorgeous from start to finish.
Like fine vintage wine, this one just keeps getting better. Like good Willamatte valley Pinot Noir, it's got a distinctive flavor to it that says Northwest. Central California Pinot Noir is also good, so is the coastal Pinot I've had, but the Northwest has a vibe and a local flavor all it's own and this show has "it."
April 14, 2004 Subject:
back to basics
This show is just simply solid. The sound is good and clean, the setlist is relatively standard, but solid as well and the vibe is great. You can tell they are having fun and I am sure the crowd was feeling it too. For a great overall show, with good sound, check this one out for sure (esp. Dark Star > Comes a Time)